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Offline Scott Johndrow

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Re: Orville Nix Film - Appearances in Media
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2018, 03:01:43 AM »
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Thank you Sean and Robin!  I've updated my list.

Also to Robin, I'm so glad you re-posted those frames.  I had sequenced them into a video shortly before my hard drive crashed a few weeks ago.  This helps me to not have to hunt down your original post :)  If I'm remembering right, that's from the 1st Generation 8mm Gayle got from the FBI?

Offline Scott Johndrow

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Re: Orville Nix Film - Appearances in Media
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2020, 03:15:51 PM »


Robin, can you (or anyone) tell me what the source of this gif is?  I'd like to be able to get the full-quality video and run it through the Topaz AI upscaler.  It seems surprisingly sharp and good color, though I am just judging from the gif.  I've got several of the versions from my top list but have yet to encounter this particular scan in a documentary.
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Offline Michael Walton

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Re: Orville Nix Film - Appearances in Media
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 04:08:03 PM »
Can't you just download the frames that RU posted earlier, make a movie of it in Premiere, and then load it into your Topaz whatchmacallit? He's providing you with the frames and they seem pretty clear. Just make the movie yourself from the frames download.

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Offline Scott Johndrow

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Re: Orville Nix Film - Appearances in Media
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2020, 07:02:48 PM »
I have done just that and grateful to have been provided those frames, but that copy is quite blurry despite being from a 1st generation print.  It seems the labwork involved in the creation of that print just wasn't precise enough and unfortunately the AI program has little to no effect on blurry footage.  Examining the incomplete Nix footage from the Executive Action DVD probably gives the best idea of just how much detail there was on the missing original negative.  I'm trying out as many copies as possible and the source of that gif would be great.

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Re: Orville Nix Film - Appearances in Media
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2020, 10:27:53 PM »
Well, seems the answer was nearly right under my nose: https://www.jfkassassinationgallery.com/thumbnails.php?album=7&page=49  The JPEG filenames indicate the source: VTS_04_2_VOB_snapshot_15_24_[2018_10_31_23_22_43] - Just need to find out what DVD that is as the JPEGs add another layer of compression and image degradation.  If I can't find that out, at least I can go through and save the frames one-by-one - but that will be incredibly tedious.

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Online Robert Reeves

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Re: Orville Nix Film - Appearances in Media
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2020, 10:00:37 PM »
Well, seems the answer was nearly right under my nose: https://www.jfkassassinationgallery.com/thumbnails.php?album=7&page=49  The JPEG filenames indicate the source: VTS_04_2_VOB_snapshot_15_24_[2018_10_31_23_22_43] - Just need to find out what DVD that is as the JPEGs add another layer of compression and image degradation.  If I can't find that out, at least I can go through and save the frames one-by-one - but that will be incredibly tedious.

What do you hope to find?? just curious 

Offline Scott Johndrow

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Re: Orville Nix Film - Appearances in Media
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2020, 04:34:54 PM »
What do you hope to find?? just curious

Honestly donít think Iíll find anything - though Iím always interested in the ďblack dog manĒ which I think is just the young couple that was described by Zapruderís secretary.  If only we still had the original negative.

I primarily hope to just add to the knowledge of this film.  The more recent appearance in The Lost Bullet was just sad.  They used an extremely blurry print and glossed over how important the film is.

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Offline Sim Heninger

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Re: Orville Nix Film - Appearances in Media
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2020, 02:47:45 AM »
Scott, I have a videocassette called "Kennedy Assassination Film Chronology" which might be what you're looking for.  I got it through the mail some time between 1985 and 1990, I would guess.  Groden actually narrates part of the thing, a discussion of the movement between the concrete wall on the knoll, in extreme closeup of Nix's film.  This pertains to Black Dog Man/Sitzman's couple.  I just now looked at it for the first time in....decades?  It starts with DCA motorcade stuff, then the various films starting at Main and Houston (like Nix) are cut together to form a pretty bad continuity.  The Nix stuff is there, but incomplete.  Paschall film, notably, is on the tape.  I quit watching at that point, but it really trails off into a lot of stuff I didn't have time to watch the first time I put it in a VCR, let alone now.  Email me if you're interested.

BTW, the black man standing with Emmett Hudson catches the light through the trees a couple of times, as he runs up the stairs, if you look closely at a really clear version of the Nix headshot sequence.  Happens same exact moment as the movement just above the wall.

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Sim